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our broadcast for this wednesday night. thank you for being with us. i'm lester holt in for brian. we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. >>> >> i'm terry mcsweeney. raj and jessica are off tonight. the south bay is in a crisis. the concern is foster care. the consequence could mean a life full of disappointment. damian trujillo is at the department of social service who is working to recruit more d]í,. >> reporter: there are roughly 1100 children in foster care in santa clara county and two thirds are older than 12 years old. the numbers show an older child in foster care is on the fast track to fail. she comes to this park quite often. it's where jasmine barbosa thinks about the turmoil she was thrown into, 13 years old and the foster care system took her from her parents. >> it was a devastating moment. i had a bunch of emotion going through me. i didn't know what was happening. >> reporter: she bounced around from home to home. a teenager looking for a family who could love her and raise her. >> it was very odd to me. i was in a stranger's home. it wasn'
holt in for brian. we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night >>> good evening i'm terry mcsweeney. >> i'm jessica aguirre. are you ready? less than two weeks to go before the opening of the new eastern span of the bay bridge and here is your first look. this is an animation that shows what the ride will be like when you cross the new bridge. jodi hernandez has new details. hard to believe it is almost here. >> reporter: it really is. when the eastern span of the bay bridge opens, commuters will experience wider decks, expansive views and hopefully a smoother ride. but we have to deal with a five-day closure. caltrans says it will be worth it. >> this should give people a sense of what the views will be like. >> reporter: this is animation showing what commuters will experience when the eastern span of the bay bridge opens in just a week and a half from now. >> you are going to come out of the tunnel and be out in the open right away. and you are going to see the tower and the cables immediately and have the great views of the east bay. >> reporter: before befor
friday night. thank you for being with us. i'm lester holt in for brian. i'll see you later on "dateline," but for now, good night and have a great weekend. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> thanks for joining us. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> we begin with the developing story, the assault from the air to control a massive fire that has now encroached into yosemite national park. want to show you the view of the rim fire now burning for six days, charring more than 165 square miles. this is the view from the ground now where the inferno is intense. the flames have now pushed into the park. and while the park is safe for now, close to 5,000 homes are in the line of fire. nbc jodi hernandez is live from grove land. she joins us now. >> reporter: jessica, that fire is a monster. numerous firefighters say they have never seen anything quite like this. as you look over this ring you can see all this smoke coming up. that is where the fire is burning hot and heavy tonight. we are told it is wall to wall flames out there. and as of right now, this fire is expected to just keep on growing. >> thi
holt in for brian. we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. >>> good evening i'm terry mcsweeney in for raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. we start with ai] follow up to story we broke yesterday. weÑi are learning thejf identit a woman killed on "n" a construction accident on san jose cityq college yesterday. she wasn't a student there. but they think they know why she was on campus. >> reporter: jessica, officials here at san jose city college declined any on camera Ñi interviews but they released new information about thet( victim including her identity and what she may have been doing on campus. >> i got an e-mail this morning about a crisis counseling today. >> reporter: most students we talked to had not heard about the accident that killed the 49-year-old yesterday on the campus ofçói]çó san jose city c. gonzalezxd was run over by a tractor being used for on campus construction. >> in close quarters it would be moree1 someone directing lptraf. >> reporter: thet( san jose community college district police department is leading the the tragedy unfol
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